Celia Thaxter

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Celia Thaxter
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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The Sandpiper

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Across the lonely beach we flit,
One little sandpiper and I,
And fast I gather, but by bit,
The scattered drift-wood, bleached and dry.
The wild waves reach their hands for it,
The wild wind raves, the tide runs high,
As up and down the beach we flit,
One little sandpiper and I.

Above our heads the sullen clouds
Scud, black and swift, across the sky:
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brody 13 October 2020
love the poem we say it in my school its very new to me keep up the good work
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Chinedu Dike 26 October 2019
An insightful rendition nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. A beautiful creation..
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Carol 03 August 2019
I just discovered a handwritten copy of this poem by my Great Aunt Bertha, who would be 150- something years old. It has great meaning to me, as Sandpipers have always been my favorite part of the beach. They seem to come from nowhere, and skitter across the sand, then they are gone!
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annonymous 04 July 2019
what was the poems main idea i mean what was the poem is all about
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Kailyn 25 February 2019
I'm learning this for speech meet! it's so sweet
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Nathan 07 October 2018
I learned it in fourth grade
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Zayde 27 February 2018
Poem in my school it was way shorter but anyway good job
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David Paradine 13 March 2016
I learned this in the third grade.............1945
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